Hello Games announced via Inside Xbox that No Man’s Sky will launch on the Xbox One on Tuesday, July 24 in North America and Friday, July 27 in Europe. It will bring a full multiplayer experience for the first time to the limitless procedural universe. This is a part of No Man’s Sky NEXT as a free update for Xbox One upon launch and existing players on PC/PS4. The Xbox One launch will include “Next” and three other major updates (Foundation, Pathfinder, Atlas Rises) and dozens of smaller patches/updates.
With this launch, players across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam on PC will be able to explore, fight and survive with friends as they voyage across the vast, procedurally-generated sandbox universe in multiplayer mode, with features including:
Explore the infinite universe with your friends, or bump into random travelers
- As you voyage together, friends will help you stay alive, or prey on others to survive
- Build bases from tiny shelters to complex colonies that you create as a team and can be seen by the community
- Be a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and foes
- Race exocraft across weird alien terrains and create tracks to share online
“Multiplayer completely changes the No Man’s Sky experience; it’s emergent, fun and intense in ways we always wanted it to be. I’m so happy this is finally happening,” said Sean Murray, founder, Hello Games. “It is genuinely exciting to be able to fully realize the potential so many people could see in No Man’s Sky. This will be our biggest update yet and we’re pumped to be bringing Xbox players along on the journey with us now too.”